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Piraeus Port Breaks Container Traffic Record, Up by 6.4% in 2017

The port of Piraeus has broken its record for container traffic in 2017, marking a 6.4 percent increase at 3,691 million TEU in 2017.

Piraeus Port Upgrade Master Plan Soon Up for Public Discussion

A master plan for the development of the Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) is set to go up for public discussion with municipalities and local stakeholders in February.

Greek Shipping Ministry Focuses on Berth Allocation Systems for Cruise Liners

The need to update the General Port Regulation and improve the mooring of cruise ships at Greek ports was the focus of a Shipping Ministry workshop.

Greek Shipping Ministry Open to Port Use Proposals

Companies interested in making use of Greek ports will be able to do so through a system of sub-contracting, according to shipping minister Panagiotis Kouroublis.

Philoxenia 2017 Tourism Expo to Host Conference on Asian Market

Greece’s potential as a destination for the Asian market will be the focus of a conference to be held during the Philoxenia 2017 tourism expo in Thessaloniki.

July Container Traffic from Piraeus Down by 4.4%

Outbound container traffic from Piraeus dropped by 4.4 percent in July but reported positive performance in the first seven months of the year, up by 2.5 percent.

Shanghai – Piraeus Ports Join Forces to Boost Container Traffic

The Piraeus Port Authority and Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) signed a memorandum of cooperation in efforts to increase business opportunities.

Piraeus Includes Hotels, Shopping Malls in €294m Expansion Plans

The Piraeus Port Authority is investing 294 million euros over a five-year period to upgrade its existing infrastructure and boost its competitiveness in the lucrative East Med cruise sector

Cosco Bets on Piraeus Home Porting Potential

A total investment of 330 million euros will go into transforming Piraeus into a Mediterranean home porting hub, Cosco Hong Kong Group said.

Chinese Carriers Seeking to Offer Direct Beijing-Athens Flights

Air China and China Eastern Airlines are expected to introduce direct flights to Athens, according to Piraeus Port Authority Managing Director Fu Cheng Qiu.

Special Event Marks Majestic Princess’ First Voyage Out of Piraeus

Piraeus is among 22 ports to be visited by the Majestic Princess on her 49-day "Silk Road Sea Route” from Rome to Shanghai.

Celestyal Welcomes First Group of Chinese Tourists to Cruise the Aegean

Celestyal Cruises recently welcomed the first group of 250 tourists from the People’s Republic of China on board the "Celestyal Olympia" ship to sail the Aegean.

Alphaliner: Piraeus Moves Up in Global Container Ports Ranking

Piraeus Port is among the world’s 40 leading container handling ports, according to Alphaliner, moving to 38th spot from 43rd based on cargo capacity (teu).

Europe Cruise Sector Sets Sights on Asia

Europe’s cruise sector is actively reaching out to Asian markets in efforts to maintain its strong hold as the world’s second top cruise destination.

Piraeus Port Investments, Upgrades to Focus on Cruise Travel

Boosting investments and upgrading port infrastructure to facilitate incoming cruise tourism topped the agenda of talks between the Piraeus Port Authority and the municipality recently.

Piraeus Port Big Bet for Cosco, Set to Invest €140m in 2017

Hong Kong-based shipping giant Cosco has slated 140 million euros for works to be completed in 2017 in efforts to make the port of Piraeus a major cruise and transhipment hub for travel and trade between Asia and Eastern Europe.

Piraeus Among World’s Top 30 Container Ports by 2018, Cosco Says

Chinese shipping giant Cosco has big plans for Piraeus aiming after its expansion to boost container volume by 35 percent by 2018.

Greece’s 28-Member Cruise Affairs Coordinating Committee Meets for 1st Time

The framework of operation, challenges, developments and priorities of Greece’s cruise industry were the focus of the first meeting of the National Coordinating Committee for Cruise Affairs held on Wednesday, at Piraeus Port Authority headquarters.

Cruising the Mediterranean & Challenges for 2017

Terrorism, capital controls, the economic crisis, the refugee influx, Brexit and the Turkey coup last week have forced cruise companies to change their itineraries for 2017 cutting out many Mediterranean destinations.

Homeporting Picks Up Pace at Piraeus, Cruise Passengers Welcomed with Shows

The Greek port of Piraeus has seen its homeporting cruise traffic rise by 14 percent in the first half of the year thanks in large part to major cruise companies like Celestyal Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Costa Cruises and...